Status of Invasive Plants in New Mexico

Total number of exotic species reported: 360

Total number of records in EDDMapS: 8468


Invasive Plants by Category

  • Aquatic - 10 species, 136 records
  • Cactus - 1 species, 3 records
  • Forbs/Herbs - 184 species, 4041 records
  • Grass or Grasslike - 88 species, 1635 records
  • Hardwood Trees - 23 species, 208 records
  • Shrub or Subshrub - 24 species, 411 records
  • Vines - 19 species, 293 records

Top Ten Abundant Invasive Plants (by number of reports)

  1. perennial pepperweed - 546 reports
  2. Russian knapweed - 279 reports
  3. musk thistle - 215 reports
  4. Canada thistle - 212 reports
  5. bull thistle - 164 reports
  6. African rue - 160 reports
  7. tamarisk - 145 reports
  8. Russian-thistle - 126 reports
  9. field bindweed - 109 reports
  10. cheatgrass - 108 reports

Top Ten Widespread Invasive Plants (by number of positive counties)

  1. field bindweed - 33/33 (100%)
  2. green foxtail - 32/33 (97%)
  3. bristlegrass - 32/33 (97%)
  4. Russian-thistle - 31/33 (94%)
  5. green bristlegrass - 31/33 (94%)
  6. field brome - 28/33 (85%)
  7. stinkgrass - 28/33 (85%)
  8. yellow sweet-clover - 28/33 (85%)
  9. tamarisk - 27/33 (82%)
  10. puncturevine - 27/33 (82%)

Counties with the most invasive species reported

  1. San Juan County - 245 species
  2. Dona Ana County - 205 species
  3. San Miguel County - 197 species
  4. Rio Arriba County - 191 species
  5. Sandoval County - 182 species
  6. Bernalillo County - 180 species
  7. Lincoln County - 174 species
  8. McKinley County - 161 species
  9. Santa Fe County - 158 species
  10. Socorro County - 157 species

Counties with the least invasive species reported

  1. Lea County - 35 species
  2. De Baca County - 45 species
  3. Quay County - 61 species
  4. Luna County - 66 species
  5. Valencia County - 67 species
  6. Curry County - 68 species
  7. Guadalupe County - 68 species
  8. Harding County - 75 species
  9. Torrance County - 87 species
  10. Eddy County - 92 species

Report created on April 17, 2014 at 08:15 PM by the UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health using EDDMapS Technology and Data.



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